from Virtuous Daughters, August 2013~Volume 13, Number 5
Sometimes standing alone can be, well...lonely. I guess that’s obvious, but it’s also good to know and consider. There are different types of standing alone. There is the kind that we all expect; the difference between us believers and the rest of the world. And then there is the other kind of standing alone, the kind that can easily leave us very discouraged and disillusioned. I’m talking about when folks you’ve been close to take other paths, or when folks you trusted ended up proving untrustworthy. Maybe you’ve shared glorious fellowship with them, and you felt such a close bond with them. It was like a little piece of heaven. You held discussions on your common convictions, and they encouraged you in what you both mutually believed.
Then things changed one day. You realized that you were no longer walking the same path. You were standing alone.
from Virtuous Daughters, December 2016~Volume 16, Number 9
from Virtuous Daughters, November 2009~Volume 9, Number 9
I cannot think of anything more damaging to the inward and outward beauty of a girl, than bitterness. It is a seed, that once planted, begins to choke out the grace and sweetness of a young maiden and is terribly hard to get rid of. The plant grows rapidly, and sends out new shoots that produce more seeds and can easily spread to others. Let me tell you about some ways this seed is planted, how it spreads, and what you must do to get rid of it.
from Virtuous Daughters, October 2005~Volume 5, Number 7
Giving is really so very rewarding! It is to be seen as a privilege, a joy! Here are some pointers from Scripture concerning our opportunity to give.
from Virtuous Daughters, August 2001~Volume 1, Number 5
"Waiting on the Lord" Series
from Virtuous Daughters, January 2016~Volume 15, Number 10
“Brrrrring!” As the phone echoed through the house, there was a clatter of feet on the stairs, and within seconds an enthusiastic little voice was calling, “Margaret! It’s for you!”
Laying down the napkins she’d been folding, Margaret hurried over. “Thanks, Joseph,” she smiled, before saying into the phone, “Hello, this is Margaret.” Her face lit up with pleasure as she recognized the voice of her friend Jennifer—a phone call from her was a once-or-twice-a-year affair.
For perhaps fifteen minutes, the girls talked about the various little events since their last chat some months before, but Margaret could tell that something was on her friend’s mind. At last, Jennifer burst out:
“My sister Annie is engaged to Thomas Craddock from church!”
by Bernie H.
from Virtuous Daughters, August 2002~Volume 2, Number 5
My daughters encouraged me to write about how we have encouraged them to write letters here at the house and about how I have been involved in the past in what we called a round robin letter group.
by Emily B.
from Virtuous Daughters, August 2009~Volume 9, Number 5
by Tiffany S.
from Virtuous Daughters, January 2009~Volume 8, Number 10
When I was in 11th grade, my favorite subject was American history. And while my tests quizzed dates, names, and places, they also required that I memorize certain passages of Scripture that remind us to be in subjection to our authorities. One night I was especially anxious about a quiz scheduled for the next day. I had to write from memory a large portion from the Bible and I had not studied enough. After climbing into bed, I read the chapter several times. Then I said to my sister,
"Brittany, please ‘quiz’ me over this passage. I need to make sure I know it before tomorrow!” She listened as I stumbled through the recitation.
The next morning Brittany was practically laughing as we greeted each other. “You were sleep talking again,” she told me.
“What was I saying?” I asked. (This is my response every time she tells me I’ve been sleep talking.)
“You were trying to quote that passage you’re going to be quizzed on today!” We both had a good laugh, especially after I passed the quiz.
This amusing story brings me to a topic I have been thinking about quite a bit lately: keeping God in all our thoughts.
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